Saturday, May 22, 2010

I Did It!!

Actually, we did it. It takes more than just me to get my butt to a 5K race at 7 in the morning. The Aussie, who is not a morning person by anyone's stretch of the imagination, was a sport. He said he'd go and offer support, and he certainly did! The weather was warm, humid and breezy. The sun kept peeking out, but, thankfully, it was in for most of the race. I couldn't imagin running a 5K in typical Dallas summer heat. It's still hot at 5am...

The race, Run For The Retrievers, was a benefit for DFWLabRescue. There were dogs everywhere. Talk about fantastic! Anyone who knows me, knows I love my dogs, and any dog rescue group should be commended Here's me and Nicci (@Nicci_NiftyEats). We met up and the registration pavillion shortly after 7am.

And we're off. That's me in the middle, behind the red shirts. The race announcer said that there were over 350 people registered for the event. I don't know if that was 5K as well as 1 mile fun run participants, but either way, for an innaugural race, it was a great turn out.

Lol! I'm smiling now... Remember, I've been sick since last Friday and haven't run a step all week.
Me crossing the finish line
My chip time was 41:02:70 and I came in 205th, placing 18th in my age group. Not too shabby for my first official 5K, and I did it before my 45th birthday! And it was great meeting Nicci in person. I love tweetups!

Me and Nicci after the race

And I would like to give a special shout out to "Alison." I didn't see her after the race, but she became my angel coach just before mile marker 1. I wouldn't have done as well without her support and pushing me to "keep going to the bridge" or "keep going to we get around the bend."



    Glad you achieved such an milestone goal AND helped out a wonderful charity!

    *Giant hugs!*


  2. You are so amazing! Congratulations! You DID it! I'm so very proud of you! {hug}

    ps. you look GREAT!

  3. Congratulations! You should be very proud of yourself for running that race.

  4. Congratulations!!! I would be impressed anyway but that you still did it after being sick makes it SUPER impressive!

  5. Way to go! After being sick all week! Very inspiring!

  6. WOO HOO!!! So proud of you way to go and before your birthday YAY!! Great time for your very first 5k I am just so excited for you!! Tell that Aussie helloooooo from me. I bet he was an awesome cheerleader ;)

  7. Awesome Job yesterday. So glad I met you and running that 5k was fun.

  8. Congrats, what a great accomplishment. That is so awesome!

  9. Yippidee do dah & Yabab daba dooooo! Way to go! Can't wait to see you in NYC - less than a month to go..